July Bench Bar by mikeholy


									                                                                        WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE
                                                                 Centre College, gradu-                        John M. Matter is a
ON THE MOVE                                                      ating magna cum laude                         member of the com-
                  The law firm of                                in 2004, and earned her                       mercial litigation,
                  Goldberg Simpson is                            J.D. from the                                 insurance litigation
                  pleased to announce                            University of Kentucky                        and business and com-
                  the addition of an                             College of Law in                             mercial practice
                  attorney in the zoning,                        2007. Her primary                             groups at Middleton
                  land use, and general                          practice areas include                        Reutlinger. He prac-
                  litigation areas. Paul      Brittany P. Asher insurance defense liti-      John M. Matter ticed law in Arizona
                  Whitty is Of Counsel                           gation with special                           for nearly seven years
   Paul Whitty    with the firm and          emphasis on medical malpractice, product      and received his M.B.A. from the
                  brings to the firm over    liability, negligence, and tort claims.       University of Arizona. Matter has repre-
25 years of experience. Whitty was pre-                                                    sented both plaintiffs and defendants in
viously general counsel for the                                 Nicole S. Elver prac-      civil cases, arbitrations, and mediations.
Louisville and Jefferson County                                 tices in Louisville in     Matter, a graduate of the University of
Planning Commission.                                            Middleton                  Arizona James E. Rogers College of
                                                                Reutlinger’s litigation    Law, obtained a Master of Global
                     Gwin Steinmetz &                           section concentrating      Management from Thunderbird, and
                     Baird PLLC is                              in the areas of com-       received a B.A. from Miami University
                     pleased to announce                        mercial litigation and     in 1997.
                     that Tracey                                insurance defense liti-
                     Clemmons Smith has        Nicole S. Elver  gation. Elver was an       Joseph L. White announces his associ-
                     become a member of                         attorney in the            ation with Matt R. McCubbins in
                     the firm effective      Division of Enforcement of the U.S.           opening their new office, White &
                     January 1, 2009.        Securities and Exchange Commission in         McCubbins, at the Springs Office
 Tracey C. Smith Smith attended              Washington, D.C. for more than seven          Center in Suite 235 at 950
                     Samford University’s    years. She also served as the manager of      Breckenridge Lane in Louisville. The
Cumberland School of Law and earned          the Securities Enforcement Branch of          firm will represent plaintiffs in the
her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2000.          the Kentucky Department of Financial          areas of personal injury, wrongful
She concentrates her practice of law in      Institutions. Elver graduated cum laude       death, medical negligence, products
the area of civil litigation focusing pri-   from Marquette University Law School          liability, and premises liability. White
marily on defending trucking and com-        and received her B.A. from Gustavus           and McCubbins may be reached at
mercial transportation claims, insurance     Adolphus College.                             (502) 895-8999.
bad faith claims, personal injury, prod-
uct liability litigation, and contractual
and commercial disputes.

                  Boehl Stopher &
                  Graves, LLP has
                  announced that Edwin
                  A. Jones, a lawyer
                  associated with the
                  firm’s Paducah office,
                  has been elected to
                  partnership. Jones con-
  Edwin A. Jones centrates his practice
                  in civil litigation and
insurance defense. He received his bach-
elor’s degree from Evangel University in
1987 and earned his law degree from the
University of Kentucky College of Law
in 1990.

O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is
pleased to announce that Brittany Perrin
Asher has joined the firm as an associate
attorney. Asher received her B.A. from
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                   Jason M. Nemes, for-                      executive compensa-        Main Street in downtown Frankfort.
                   mer director for the                      tion and employee          Cress also will work from the office
                   Kentucky                                  benefits practice          space in Frankfort, a location situated
                   Administrative Office                     group. He will practice    near the Franklin County Courthouse
                   of the Courts, has                        in the firm’s Lexington    and the Federal Courthouse. Breeding
                   joined Dinsmore &                         office. Prior to joining   brings more than 25 years of experience
                   Shohl LLP as a mem-                       the firm, Bongard          as a government relations and environ-
                   ber of the litigation                     served as a benefits       mental lawyer to the firm. He formerly
Jason M. Nemes department in the               C. Mark       attorney and senior        served as the chair of Greenebaum Doll
                   firm’s Louisville           Bongard       counsel for Ashland        & McDonald’s government affairs team
office. Nemes’ experience includes rep-                      Inc. From 2003             and also served as general counsel for
resenting the Supreme Court of             through 2005, he served on the ERISA         the Kentucky Natural Resources and
Kentucky for more than five years.         Advisory Council. Bongard obtained his       Environmental Protection Cabinet.
During his tenure with the AOC, his        LL.M. in Tax from the University of          Cress brings experience with respect to
responsibilities included running the      Florida, earned his J.D. from the            compliance with, and enforcement of,
day-to-day operations of Kentucky’s        University of Kentucky College of Law,       environmental and natural resource laws
courts, including oversight of 3,500       and received his B.A. from the               and regulations, as well as legislative
employees and managing a $300 million      University of Cincinnati.                    and regulatory affairs.
budget. Nemes earned his J.D. from the
University of Louisville School of Law     Carl Breeding and Rusty Cress, Jr.,                            Wyatt, Tarrant &
and received his B.A. from Western         formerly with Greenebaum Doll &                                Combs, LLP is
Kentucky University.                       McDonald PLLC, have joined                                     pleased to announce
                                           Dinsmore & Shohl as partners effective                         that Ann E. Samani
C. Mark Bongard has joined Dinsmore        May 1, 2009. Breeding will serve as the                        has joined the firm’s
& Shohl LLP as Of Counsel in the cor-      office managing partner for Dinsmore &                         Lexington office.
porate department and a member of the      Shohl’s new office located at 314 West                         Samani is a member
                                                                                                          of the firm’s bank-
                                                                                         Ann E. Samani ruptcy and creditors’
                  Landex Research Inc.                                                                    rights service team.
                                                                                        She is admitted to practice in the United
                           PROBATE RESEARCH                                             States Court of Appeals for the Sixth
                                                                                        Circuit and in the Eastern and Western
                                                                                        Districts of the United States District
                                                                                        Court. She received her B.B.A. degree
                                                                                        in 1970 from the University of Iowa
                                                                                        and earned her J.D. in 1976 from the
                                                                                        University of Kentucky.

                                                                                                          Jennifer M.
                                                                                                          Gatherwright has
            Missing and Unknown Heirs                                                                     announced the open-
                                                                                                          ing of the law firm of
                     Located                                                                              Gatherwright
           with No Expense to the Estate                                                                  Freeman &
                                                                                                          Associates, PSC
                                                                                                          located at 333 Terry
                 Domestic and International Service for:                                   Jennifer M.    Lane in Crescent
                                Courts                                                    Gatherwright Springs. Founding
                               Lawyers                                                                    shareholders Jennifer
                            Trust Officers                                              M. Gatherwright and John A. Freeman,
                      Administrators/Executors                                          formerly of the Horwitz Law Firm,
                                                                                        mourn the loss of their friend and col-
               Two North La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602                       league, Martin J. Horwitz, and will con-
                 Telephone: 312-726-6778 Fax: 312-726-6990                              tinue to focus their practice primarily in
                           Toll-free: 800-844-6778                                      the areas of tax and business law.
                          www.landexresearch.com                                        Gatherwright earned her J.D. from the
                                                                                        Salmon P. Chase College of Law and
50 Bench & Bar July 2009
                                                                       WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE
obtained her Masters in Tax from the         Kentucky and will continue to practice                         B.B.A. from the
University of Cincinnati School of           in the areas of personal injury, business                      University of
Business.                                    law, and commercial litigation. She was                        Kentucky, cum laude,
                                             also recently accepted as a Fellow with                        in 2001 and earned
                    Graydon Head &           the Litigation Counsel of America.                             her J.D. from Salmon
                    Ritchey LLP is                                                                          P. Chase College of
                    pleased to announce      Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig                                Law in 2007.
                    that associate Zachary   Co., LPA announces the addition of                             Buechner Haffer
                    D. Prendergast has       Jennifer T. Leonard as an associate.           Jennifer T.     Meyers & Koenig
                    been admitted to prac-   Leonard is admitted to practice in              Leonard        Co., LPA is a down-
                    tice law in the          Kentucky and has joined the firm’s                             town Cincinnati gen-
                    Commonwealth of          estate planning, probate, tax, and corpo-   eral practice law firm celebrating its
   Zachary D.       Kentucky.                rate practice group. She received her       30th anniversary.
   Prendergast Prendergast’s practice
                   focuses primarily on
representing secured and unsecured
creditors in commercial loan workouts,
bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings,
collection and liquidation, and lender                                  Kentucky Paralegal Services, Inc.
liability issues. He also has experience                                Providing experienced paralegal assistance to law
in general and commercial litigation.                                   firms and corporate legal departments since 1982.
Prendergast is a 2006 graduate of the
University of Toledo College of Law,
where he earned his J.D. He also
received a B.A., with honors, from                  You Practice the Law -
Marquette University in 2003.

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA
                                                                            We’ll Handle the Documents.
welcomes new associate, Daniel C.
Chilton. He will be working in the legal
action recovery department of the
                                                    Kentucky Paralegal Services, Inc.
Cincinnati office. Chilton received his
                                                    6009 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite H
B.S. from Northern Kentucky                         Louisville, Kentucky 40207
University in 2004 and earned his J.D.              502.895.1068                      kentuckyparalegalservices.com
from Salmon P. Chase College of Law
in 2007. He is licensed to practice in the
state courts of Ohio and Kentucky and        Legally Insane by Jim Herrick
can be reached at (513) 723-6003.

                   Linda H. Havel has
                   re-joined the law firm                                                                 Last-minute
                   of Vaughan and
                   Vaughan as a partner                                                                  CLE offerings
                   and has opened and
                   manages the
                   Indianapolis, Indiana
                   office for the firm
 Linda H. Havel located at One Indiana
                   Square in Suite 2540.
She may be reached at (317) 634-9770.
Havel, a 1994 alumnus of the
University of Louisville School of Law,
was formerly with Vaughan and
Vaughan from 1999 to 2005. Thereafter,
she practiced with Tabbert Hahn Earnest
& Weddle, LLP, in Indianapolis. Havel
is licensed to practice in Indiana and
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Daniel R. Braun is pleased to                                                 partners with the firm.    History Commission is a nationally rec-
announce that he has been appointed as                                        Murphy, a 2002 grad-       ognized program that has provided for
the city attorney for the City of                                             uate of Emory              the collection of more than 25,000 oral
Newport after serving as an assistant                                         University School of       history interviews. The organization
for the past 26 years. A 1979 graduate                                        Law, concentrates his      reaches across the state to record and
of Northern Kentucky University’s                                             practice on the            preserve the diverse stories that are a part
Chase College of Law, Braun is a for-                                         defense of products        of Kentucky’s rich and colorful history.
mer Assistant Commonwealth’s                                                  liability, medical mal-
Attorney for Kenton County. He contin-                        Kevin M.        practice, and nursing                         Governor Beshear
ues to maintain his private practice in                       Murphy          home neglect actions.                         also recently
Covington focusing in the areas of                                            Shadburne, a 2002                             appointed attorney
bankruptcy, domestic, and general civil                                       graduate of the                               Jennifer L. Elliott to
matters.                                                                      University of                                 the Board of Trustees
                                                                              Louisville School of                          of the Kentucky
Darby and Gazak, PSC is pleased to                                            Law, concentrates his                         Retirement Systems
announce that Nellie G. McCall and                                            practice on the                               (KRS). Her term
Nicholas K. Haynes have joined the                                            defense of products           Jennifer L.     became effective April
firm as associates. McCall formerly                                           liability, asbestos, and        Elliott       2, 2009, and expires
worked for the Legal Aid Society and is                       Adam B.         medical malpractice                           March 31, 2012.
a graduate of the University of                              Shadburne        actions.                   Elliott replaces Henry Clay Owen, who
Louisville School of Law and Mercer                                                                      resigned. The nine-member KRS Board
University. Haynes formerly worked for
Napier Gault Keith, PLC and is a gradu-
                                                          IN THE NEWS                                    of Trustees is responsible for adminis-
                                                                                                         tering three retirement systems: the
ate of the University of Dayton School                                        Kentucky Governor          County Employees Retirement System
of Law and Butler University. McCall                                          Steve Beshear has          (CERS), the Kentucky Employees
and Haynes primarily practice in the                                          appointed Stites &         Retirement System (KERS), and the
area of professional liability defense,                                       Harbison attorney          State Police Retirement System (SPRS).
with an emphasis on medical malprac-                                          Alfred S. Joseph, III
tice defense.                                                                 to serve on the            Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is
                                                                              Kentucky Oral History      pleased to announce that Gordon B.
The Louisville law firm of Thompson                                           Commission. Joseph’s       Wright, a partner in the firm’s
Miller & Simpson PLC is pleased to                            Alfred S.       term will run through      Louisville office, has been elected to
announce that Kevin M. Murphy and                            Joseph, III      February 15, 2013.         membership in the American College of
Adam B. Shadburne have become                                                 The Kentucky Oral          Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
                                                                                                         ACTEC’s mission is to improve and
                                                                                                         reform probate, trust and tax laws, pro-
                                                                                                         cedures, and professional responsibility.
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                                                                            WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE
(LEED) Green Building Rating System,       Stoll Keenon Ogden attorney Thomas                        Puerto Rico at the 2009 Spring Meeting
which measures the “greenness” of a        M. Williams has been elected chairman                     of the College. The College, which was
building and verifies actual compliance    of the board of directors of the                          founded in 1950, strives to improve and
with claims of the green elements in       Leadership Louisville Center. His term                    elevate the standards of trial practice,
that building.                             began on July 1. A long-time supporter                    the administration of justice, and the
                                           of Leadership Louisville, Williams was                    ethics of the trial profession.
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie &               a member of the 2003 class of
Kirkland, PLLC is pleased to announce      Leadership Louisville and received the                                       Lexington attorney
that Ryan Daugherty has been accred-       “Spirit of Yes” Award from Leadership                                        James G. Amato was
ited as a Leadership in Energy and         Louisville in 2003. He has also served                                       recognized on April
Environmental Design Accredited            as Leadership Louisville’s Vice Chair of                                     30, 2009 by the
Professional (LEED AP) by the United       Programs since 2007.                                                         Fayette County Bar
States Green Building Council                                                                                           Association with the
(USGBC). The LEED Green Building                              Paducah attorney                                          Henry T. Duncan
Rating System is the widely accepted                          Frederick “Rick”                                          Award. This award
benchmark for the design, construction                        Straub, Jr. has                            James G.       recognizes an individ-
and operation of high-performance                             become a Fellow of                          Amato         ual whose dedication
green buildings. With this accreditation                      the American College                                      to the high ethical
Ryan joins a group of attorneys nation-                       of Trial Lawyers. The                  standards of the legal profession has
wide who have demonstrated a thorough                         induction ceremony at                  made a positive and lifelong contribu-
understanding of green building prac-                         which Straub became                    tion to the profession and to the com-
tices and principles and the LEED             Frederick       a Fellow took place                    munity as a whole. Amato’s son,
Rating System.                                Straub, Jr.     during the recent 2009                 attorney Stephen G. Amato, presented
                                                              Spring Meeting of the                  his father with the Duncan Award at the
Geoff White, a senior associate in both    College in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.                          annual Fayette County Bar Association
the real estate and construction service   Fellowship in the College is extended                     Law Day Luncheon.
groups at Frost Brown Todd, has been       by invitation only and only after careful
accredited a Leadership in Energy and      investigation, to those experienced trial                                   The Foundation for a
Environmental Design Green Associate       lawyers who have mastered the art of                                        Healthy Kentucky
(LEED GA) in accordance with the U.S.      advocacy and whose professional                                             Community Advisory
Green Building Council (USGBC). The        careers have been marked by the highest                                     Committee (CAC)
LEED GA is a newly established             standards of ethical conduct, profession-                                   elected Allen
accreditation by the USGBC. LEED                              alism, civility, and                                     Montgomery as one
gives building owners and operators the                       collegiality.                                            of the newest mem-
tools they need to have an immediate                                                                                   bers of the CAC. The
and measurable impact on their build-                    Cincinnati attorney                              Allen        CAC is a group of 31
ings’ performance through a whole-                       Brett Goodson also                            Montgomery Kentucky residents
building approach to sustainability.                     has become a Fellow                                           who share a commit-
                                                         of the American                             ment to improving health care and
                  Louisville workers’                    College of Trial                            whose role is to advise the Foundation’s
                  compensation attorney                  Lawyers and was                             board of directors on policy direction
                  Ched Jennings, of the    Brett Goodson inducted in Fajardo,                        and to nominate and appoint new mem-
                  Jennings Law Offices,
                  is serving as 2009
                  president-elect of the      Employment Mediation & Consulting
                  national organization,           M. Dianne Mason, Esq.
                  Workers’ Injury Law                          Certified Mediator (11 years)
 Ched Jennings & Advocacy Group                                                                Nationwide

                  (WILG), the non-                                          n
profit membership organization dedi-                  Attorney 25 years; Ohio (1983)/Kentucky (2001)
cated to representing the interests of
millions of workers and their families
who, each year, suffer the consequences
of work-related injuries or occupational         President/Founder - OneAccord Reconciliation Services, LLC
illnesses and need legal assistance to
obtain medical care and other relief
                                                        Located in Lexington serving .nationwide
under workers’ compensation programs.
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bers to the Foundation Board.                    Fundamental Provisions May Impact the             Thomas J. Stipanowich, a long-time
Montgomery has served in various sen-            Use of Statutory Trusts.”                         University of Kentucky faculty member,
ior leadership roles with regional and                                                             was awarded the William H. Webster
national faith-based nonprofit healthcare                           Graydon Head &                 Chair in Dispute Resolution at
systems over the last 20 years.                                     Ritchey LLP’s Kevin            Pepperdine University. Stipanowich is
                                                                    L. Murphy has been             the academic director of Pepperdine’s
On April 28, 2009, Covington Catholic                               recognized by The              Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
High School held an inaugural Mass                                  Children’s Law Center          The chair is named for the Honorable
and brunch to honor the establishment                               as one of the                  William H. Webster, the only person to
of the Wm. T. (Bill) & Joan                                         individuals who Have           have been the director of both the
Wernersbach Robinson III Scholarship                                Mattered Most to the           Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Fund. Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson is mem-                 Kevin L.       Center over its 20 year        and the Central Intelligence Agency
ber-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd’s                   Murphy        history. The Children’s        (CIA). Stipanowich joined Pepperdine
Northern Kentucky offices in Florence.                              Law Center was estab-          University in Malibu, California in 2006
Interest from this scholarship will fund         lished in 1989 to protect and enhance             with a distinguished career as a leader
tuition aid for students and families who        the legal rights and entitlements of chil-        in conflict resolution.
could otherwise not afford to attend             dren in Kentucky through quality legal
Covington Catholic High School.                  representation, research and policy
                                                 development, and training and educa-
Joseph L. Fink III received the Robert           tion to attorneys and others regarding            James E. Cleveland, III is pleased to
G. Zumwinkle Student Rights Award at             the rights of children.                           announce the relocation of Huddleston
the University of Kentucky on April 14.                                                            Bolen LLP’s Ashland office to Suite
2009. The award, presented by the U.K.                              Darren K. Mexic was            301 at 855 Central Avenue in Ashland.
Student Government Association, may                                 presented with the Pro         The firm’s telephone number is (606)
be given each year to one faculty mem-                              Bono Publico Award             329-8771, and its fax number is (606)
ber, one staff member, or one student                               for his continued              324-4651. Huddleston Bolen LLP also
who has protected, enforced, and fur-                               commitment to the              has offices in Louisville, Kentucky and
thered student rights. Dr. Fink has                                 mission of Lawyers             Huntington and Charleston, West
served as the University Hearing Officer                            Care and pro bono              Virginia.
and chair of the University Appeals                                 services at the 2009
Board for ten years.                                Darren K.       Law Day Ceremonies             The law firm of Keith & Associates,
                                                      Mexic        conducted by the                LLC has relocated to 715 Bakewell
Thomas E. Rutledge, member of Stoll                                Bowling Green/                  Street in Covington effective June 1,
Keenon Ogden PLLC, presented the fol-            Warren County Bar Association. The                2009. R. Frederick Keith and
lowing programs at the April meeting of          award is presented each year by the               Deborah J. Zimmerman practice at
the American Bar Association Section             Lawyer Care Volunteer Attorney                    the firm. Keith & Associations, LLC
of Business Law held in Vancouver:               Program to a member of the Bar who                will continue to focus its practice in the
“Understanding LLC Operating                     has made a significant contribution to            areas of tax, business, real estate, estate
Agreements – How the Deal Affects                the provision of donated legal services           planning, and probate and will provide
Drafting” and “The NCCUSL Model                  to low-income elderly or disabled indi-           legal services to clients in Ohio and
Statutory Trust Act – How its                    viduals in their community.                       Kentucky, and throughout the country.

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